Benihana - Milwaukee, WI

3.9
264 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
At Benihana in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, our food is not only cooked it’s choreographed. Our chefs will have you craving for more as they slice and dice your meal before your eyes. Highly skilled and well-trained, your personal chef will entertain you as they cook such favorites as steak, chicken, seafood and fresh vegetables in traditional Japanese style on a hibachi table.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 264 people are saying
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Noise · Moderate
69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DianaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The experience was mediocre. Service was slow,I had to ask for my beverages on several occasions, some customers were in conflict with the management team, making me feel a bit unsafe. I was not able to use my birthday savings because I did not print out a hard copy. I found this to be antiquated considering that the menu saving is info and reservations were high tech. This ruined my entire birthday experience as I a senior with limited income I was not prepared to pay thus additional amount. My bill was over $100. I would not return or recommended this restaurant, NEVER.

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Babe
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The onlt way to go is the Trio with fried rice--filet, chicken, and shrimp. Mai tais are a must drink.

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EricaP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of the best experience I ever had I was so glad I came I love to recommend my friends and family to come out

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vipSarahH
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Overall, great experience. The restaurant was busy, but service was good. My hibachi filet dinner was on point. My husband said the sushi was delicious. Our kids enjoyed the “cooking show!” And our out-of-town guests really liked their meals, too. We’ll definitely be back in the future.

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MONIQUEH
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Celebrated my grandmother 79th birthday

Good food, service awesome, I visit often

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BillieC
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the hibachi and everything was so delicious! We had a great time and look forward to going back again.

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LizS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Rude server. Charged us for sushi we didn't eat. Cook was ok..... also had a bad attitude. Food was ok. We've been eating here for years - quality has defiantly gone downhill. Sadly, I will not return.

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BobC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Overall the establishment is dated and dirty. The food is as good as any Benihana but the noise from all the hoods is a bit overwhelming. Wouldn't go to this location again.

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JohnG
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you’ve been to Benihana’s before, you know what to expect. The young African American woman who greeted us was very pleasant, attractive and engaging. The chef was efficient cooking individual meals for 8 in short, creative order. My food was perfect as was my wife’s. The staff experience was excellent as was the quality of the food. Not inexpensive to be sure but a nice evening out, as expected.

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JayD
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a great restaurant. Our first impression was kind of an unprofessional careless service vibe at first. We had to wait 30 mins to start eating. Waiting for rude people to sit in. It was all a weird experiences. I only give it a 5/5 because the Chef and the food he cooked was amazingly delicious. He carried the team. Thanks chef

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hschrade
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, the chefs always put on a good show. Very pricy so we only go for special occasions, but would eat there every day if cost wasn't an issue.

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DarrylB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was overpriced... chicken was dry... the steak and shrimp was good, but everything was upcharged... been to other Japanese Steak Houses with better experience for cheaper price... definitely did not like the automatic 20% gratuity they add to the check... the waitress gets 2 thumbs up, but the experience was boring compared to other similar places... not worth $170 for 4 people.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for my nephews 20th birthday our into all reservation was for 6 but they kindly allowed us to adjust as our party grew by time of arrival. The staff were accommodating to our needs and service was very smooth. Food was great always more than can be eaten in one sitting but gave us that extra take home treat! Valet parking was great due to the minimal parking options in the area.

The Apple sake was delish!!

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RachelM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Dim, not very updated, but quick service.

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MarieG
Columbus
31 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. It’s always a treat to go amd we love the chicken fried rice.

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JessicaS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were rushed, asked to order drinks and meals immediately upon sitting down. We didn’t receive the rice or one of the sushi rolls we ordered. Mixed drinks were overpriced and had tons of ice. We reserved a table for two, but had to sit elbow to elbow with strangers, and could hardly hear each other. Sushi tasted old; I did not eat it.

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JohnH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic! Annual family meal celebrating end of school year & Father’s Day.

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KenishaK
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Took my bf for his birthday and we had a beautiful time will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Reservation at 5:30 pm but didn’t get seated until 6:00 pm. Food orders weren’t taken until 6:30. We were with two toddlers so the by the time food was cooked the meal was already spoiled by waiting over 1.5 hours to get a morsel of food. Food and table chef was great but the rest of the experience was unacceptable. We were seated with a terrific couple who was also irritated with the poor service. It wasn’t just about having two kids. The service was just bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant

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SantanaR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Had a horrible experience! The manger was very rude, there was an issue with them applying our bday coupon it was just a mess.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Avoid this restaurant! No COVID precautions, the tables are super close and full. It was very hard to hear even my husband sitting next to me. Very poor service, our waitress didn’t come to check on us until after we finished eating. We didn’t get all of the food we ordered. The restaurant was dirty and very dated. The hibachi chef was very personable, but all of the food was very over cooked. My husband and I both got sick after we left. When our bill came a 20% gratuity had already been added when it was only the 2 of us on the bill, but the waitress had sneakily put that all 7 of us sat at the table were together, but we were most definitely not. Very poor value for the money. Any other hibachi restaurant is much better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Super hot. No air or windows. Food was expensive. Entertainment was minimal.

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Willie
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere food was good and they took extra precautions for food allergies.

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DennisR
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I booked the restaurant because of Milwaukee dining week.
The menu looked interesting and I’ve never been to Benihana‘s before. I had to Yakisoba.It lacked flavor and the rice that came with it was totally tasteless

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RuthZ
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We were there at lunch time for downtown dining. Last year they cooked at our table but this year they didn't. They had a Chef cooking but he was at a table by himself. He cook the food there and wait has brought that food to our tables.

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JaneT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The local event, Milwaukee Doentown Dining, is one I missed very much last year, and as usual? Benihana is one of its highlights.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Last day of school

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SydA
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The host when you first come in was very rude the waitress was not friendly at all but food was good!

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CotearyM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Our chef was did not interact with the table at all!!!! Overcooked my steak as well as my husband's. Definitely not worth $157.00. Would NOT recommend.

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Elizabeth
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The place was not special. It was a special menu for dining in Milwaukee. We sat with strangers at a large table where the cook usually prepares the meal .
This was not done . It was mass made at another table in the distance. I felt the place was rundown and even felt unclean. The food was generous and tasty.but was only warm when I received it.

It was just a mediocre experience and I will never return.

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BarryS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The noise was so loud that we had a very hard time hearing the server and the chef. It was also extremely hot. I can understand some heat due to sitting next to the cooking surface but it was too much.

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TylerB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing. Was very hot inside. I left with a very satisfied stomach and a happy girlfriend but very sweaty from the heat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

It took over 30 minutes to get our drinks and then when I tried to order more drinks for my family, I was told no because he was busy and needed to get our salads. When ordering my food I made it very clear I didn’t want rice or noodles. Both rice and noodles were given to me. My daughter never got her rice. My son didn’t want mushrooms they put mushrooms in his food. I made a special request because it was my son‘s birthday yet it was an honored. So disappointing.

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BrettF
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very enjoyable. Wait staff and chef were great. Dining room needs remodeling but is alright. Noise level is loud but expected. Very difficult to hear wait staff and chef hard to hear because of masks. Will come back again.

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BillP
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Overall outdated. Waiter was terrible but the chief was good. He did miss out on the volcano and we had to ask him to do it.

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CarieN
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It was so loud no one on one conversation was to be had. The food was average to fair. Nothing spectacular

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Made reservation and still had to wait at least 15 minutes after reserved time. Food was okay. Gratuity automatically added (not like this at other locations). Tricks were what you find at all hibachi grills. Used to receive a lot more rice and vegetables.

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Liah
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Hour long wait with no apologies or updates regarding wait time although we had a reservation.

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DiannaH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and I was overall pleased with the wait staff, and chef who were very pleasant as well as entertaining!

FAQs

Benihana - Milwaukee, WI offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 270-0890.

Benihana - Milwaukee, WI is rated 3.9 stars by 264 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Milwaukee, WI does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.